The drag world is moving a mile a minute these days! If you’re worried you might have missed some of the week’s biggest stories, we understand. That’s where The Week in Drag comes in, your weekly look at the biggest stories unfolding in the drag scene. From shocking moments that unfold in the RuPaul’s Drag Race franchise to what’s going on in your local scene, we’ve got you covered!
Editor’s Note: Haley is on assignment so the boss lady herself, Chiffon Dior is pinch hitting for the week. Haley will be back with all the latest drag news next Friday!
Another city wants to get sued over their stupid drag law
Branson, Missouri, AKA Las Vegas for people who think ketchup is too spicy, passed a new ordinance that restricts where drag shows can be held in the city of Branson, and who can attend them. The Board of Aldermen passed the ordinance with a 4-2 vote, with Aldermen Cody Fenton and Chuck Rodriguez voting in opposition on Tuesday.
“When we pass this, we’re going to get national attention and we’re going to get sued,” Alderman Rodriguez said. “I just can’t believe we’re doing this.”
Read more about this story here.
Ballroom legend Kevin Aviance spoke to the New York Times about O’Shae Sibley’s killing
What stuck with him is that although many people called the police to report the attack, no one standing around tried to stop it. “I was like, ‘You just watched?’” he recalled. “Really?”Kevin Aviance to the New York Times
Read the article here.
Shea Couleé confronted a bigot with a dousing of Starbucks
Handling a misogynistic, homophobic racist with a showering of an iced Americano is what that creep deserved. Bravo Shea. We just hope you treated yourself to a refill.
Art Simone has written a book!
We can’t wait to get our paws on one of our favorite Aussie queen’s new book, Life is Art! Check out her Instagram post above to preorder it!
Big Easy Queens, a drag queen horror movie premieres tonight!
Based on this synopsis, Big Easy Queens is a must see!
“Deep in the steamy underworld of New Orleans, Mob Queen of the Quarter Minnie Bouvèé has arch-nemesis Poodles Makenzie’s crew brutally slaughtered. As she braces for the blowback, she begins to notice an unexpected creepy masked figure stalking her, leaving behind bouquets of gardenias and terrifying notes. Is this Poodles’ revenge, or the work of Minnie’s estranged sister who stole her man years ago and has suddenly reappeared in her life?”
The movie premieres tonight at Florida’s Popcorn Frights! Get more information about the festival here!
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